I Am A Girl Episode 3 – Habiba

I Am A Girl Episode 3 – Habiba

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I Am A Girl Episode 3 – Habiba | | | | 10 min

It is Habiba’s wedding day and like many 17-year-olds she is excited by the romance and status of being married. Her 35-year-old groom is her own choice, but family and cultural pressures are still evident in her decision to give up school and get married. In the Muslim quarter of Yaoundé, Cameroon, underage marriage is common, especially at this time of year. We watch as Habiba goes through a tide of emotion during the four-day celebration.